Can Fillers Help a Receding Chin?

Posted on July 27, 2022

A weak chin can affect the appearance of your entire face.

Chin fillers may not sound as thrilling as getting your lips or cheeks injected, but it is the ultimate alternative to surgical chin implants or chin surgery. The procedure is also becoming more popular, with thousands of patients having it every year.

After all, the chin should be optimised to define the lower portion of the face. It can be used to create the desired heart-shaped face when combined with cheek fillers and jawline fillers.

But are these fillers really effective? How do they work? Can they make you look more attractive?

In this article, I will talk about receding or recessed chin, its relation to the upper and lower jaws, and how you can deal with a weak chin.

Can a Receding Chin Be Attractive?

Unfortunately, a receding chin means having a weak chin.

Many men and women complain about having a weak chin because it gives them an unmasculine and unfeminine appearance.

A weak chin occurs when a person’s chin recedes. It also happens when their chin is small, short, and slopes backward. This can result in a less manly appearance in guys. It can make a woman’s nose appear overly broad and make them appear overweight.

Hence, a weak chin impairs face proportions that are regarded naturally and universally appealing in both men and women.

A receding chin is always deemed unattractive.

A receding chin is always deemed unattractive.

A weak chin means having a chin that doesn't properly align with the rest of your face.

What Does a Receding Chin Mean?

Retrogenia, or a weak chin, is another term for a retreating chin. A retreating chin or weak chin slides back toward the neck rather than sticking out or laying flat.

This happens when the lower jaw, also known as the mandible, is misaligned with the upper jaw. It’s usually an aesthetic problem that can be solved through cosmetic treatments. However, a weak chin can also be linked to more serious health issues.

How Do You Know if Your Chin Is Receding?

Some people are born with a receding chin. However, most of them outgrow a weak chin as their bones mature.

Others, on the other hand, develop a weak chin with time. A prominent overbite can result in a weak chin and jawline.

Age can also play a role. Your jawline tends to become less pronounced over time, and it may begin to recede.

You can know if a chin is receding by looking at its position.

You can know if a chin is receding by looking at its position.

What to Know About Receding Chins

Many people don’t pay attention to their chins. The majority of patients are even unaware of the extent to which the size, shape, and prominence of the chin can affect the appearance of the face.

For instance, did you know that you can have a more rounded face by working on correcting a receding chin and jawline?

A more seamless transition between the jaw and the neck can be created with the use of aesthetic treatments like chin and jaw surgery.

You may also profit from having a more well-rounded facial profile. When the chin is underdeveloped or starts to recede, the side profile of a person becomes imbalanced. Having a more defined chin helps make your nose look more refined. In many people, the chin is too tiny, which causes the nose to appear larger than it actually is. Hence, adjusting the size and shape of your chin can help.

How to Get Rid of a Receding Chin: Weak Chin Treatment

Here’s how you can get rid of a weak, receding, or under projected chin:

There are many treatments for your chin, including non invasive ones.

There are many treatments for your chin, including non invasive ones.

1. Chin Implants

Due to the lack of soft tissue, chin implants, also known as chin augmentation, are an excellent alternative for a weak chin.

During this procedure, your surgeon will make an incision along the crease of your chin, usually where the inside of your mouth meets your gum line. The surgeon will then place the chin implant and close the wound.

This procedure is appropriate for mild to severe receding chin situations, in which your chin seems smaller than the rest of your face. In addition, the treatment produces little to no scarring. It can also be done with other complementary procedures like jaw surgery.

2. Sliding Genioplasty

For more severe receding chins due to bone loss, particularly short shins, sliding genioplasty is a preferable alternative. During this procedure, your doctor will make an incision on both sides of your chin to have access to your lower jaw bone. They’ll then make a little cut in the area of your chin that makes it up. They will then shift a portion of the bone forward.

3. Orhtognathic surgery

For patients with bite issues, including crossbite, marked under bite, these patients may under orthognathic surgery which is a large surgical procedure which is not for the faint hearted. This surgery moves the position of the lower jaw and then requires realignment of the teeth with orthodontic treatment.

4. Chin Fillers

A chin filler is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. They fill in the chin, adding more volume to it. This allows your chin to be more balanced with your face.

A chin filler is also more cost-effective and less risky than the procedures mentioned above. There’s also little to no downtime.

Many consideration factors can lead to a receding chin.

What Causes a Weak or Receding Chin?

Here are the causes of a receding or weak chin:

1. Ageing

In many cases, a weak or receding chin is simply a result of growing older. We lose bone and soft tissue surrounding our jaws as we get older, resulting in a sunken chin.

Some persons are also born with a somewhat depressed chin. As the child develops, this becomes more noticeable. However, it can typically be corrected with braces or other orthodontic treatments that move the chin forward.

2. Genetics

Recessed chins are a common result of genetic composition. Although certain relatives may have more prominent chins than others, it’s common for this facial characteristic to run in families.

3. Rare Conditions

Rare congenital diseases can also cause receded chins. These rare conditions include Treacher Collins syndrome and Pierre Robin sequence.

Both of these diseases are characterised by a tiny or undeveloped jaw that can become sunken. They are also linked to other medical problems.

What About Surgery? Chin Surgery or Implants

Chin surgery or implants can help get rid of a weak chin. However, just like any type of surgery, it comes with risks. It also usually calls for other procedures like jaw surgery that fixes a weak jaw.

If you are not ready to take the risk, dermal fillers for the chin and jawline can refine your appearance. Dermal fillers do not require you to go under the knife. They carry less risk as well.

Moreover, dermal fillers used at my non-surgical Harley Street Clinic are made of hyaluronic acid. This substance naturally occurs in the body, so you don’t have to worry about getting allergic reactions.

My team and I also use the same high-grade dermal filler for cosmetic procedures involving the upper lip and chin area. We also use them to fix a small chin, a weak jawline, and a misaligned jaw.

A chin implant adds volume to your chin, balancing it with your entire face.

A chin implant adds volume to your chin, balancing it with your entire face.

Visit Dr. Julia de Silva for all of your chin-related needs now!

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Are you tired of doing the same chin exercises over and over without any results? Do you want a chin treatment to enhance your facial features? Are you ready to see how a dermal filler treatment for the chin can change your life?

Visit Me, Dr. Julian De Silva, at my Harley Street Clinic now! As an alternative, you can book a consultation with me here. See you!

Dr. Julian De Silva, Medical Director

About the Author

Dr Julian De Silva is a leading facial plastic surgeon that specialises only in surgical and non-surgical facial procedures. Dr. De Silva has considerable experience in cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery from fellowships in London, Los Angeles, and New York. He is one of a handful of elite surgeons to be recognised with British, European and American qualifications, memberships and board certification.

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